Saturday, November 10, 2012

Patio privacy screen/trellis progress

Dear friends,

To follow up on the last post, here's the finished trellis. 

Concrete blocks hold the upright posts without digging.  We did add a piece of rebar inside the block and the post is set into concrete inside the hole.
We were able to build this without buying much at all----a section of  grid reinforcement wire, a few concrete blocks.  The wood was recycled from the greenhouse we tore down.  We sandwiched two 2x4's together to make a more-or-less 4x4' post.  The concrete patio was the greenhouse floor.

You can't see them very well in the photos, but I bought three wooden finials, painted them the green color of the garage door, and screwed them into the tops of the poles.  Just a little decorative doo-dah!

Two light fixtures will go on the wall where you can see the two dots, and a freestanding pergola will be built over it all eventually.  Once the vines I planted grow up and over the trellis, it will be a nice private sitting space.

Happy trails from Texas!

bobbi c.

2 comments:

Ory said...

Just came across your blog today. Thank you for all you do to keep us educated and inspired.

God bless,

Ory

Bobbi Chukran, Visual & Literary Artist said...

You're welcome, Ory! I certainly enjoy gardening.